Wednesday, 6 June 2007

More Dressed To Kill

Watched Brian De Palma's The Black Dahlia the other night. Some lovely moments, great production design, a terrible score, Josh Hartnett's best performance since The Virgin Suicides, and an over the top one from Aaron Eckhart. Still, De Palma pulled it out the bag and proved he's still got it.

I mention this only because MGM are remaking one of my fave 80s' De Palmas, Dressed To Kill, which, I recall, was at the receiving end of much criticism re: sexual violence against women upon release. Considering the current online onslaught against Hostel Part II which opens in the States this weekend, it'll be interesting to see how they cope with that the murder in the life scene this time around. That and finding an actor of Michael Caine's stature who willing to dress up in drag.

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